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New Moth from Aardvark Technologies

Aardvark Technologies has launched a brand new International Moth, the Rocket, which has the bow-sprit wand, teamed with a mast and centre foil position that is much further forward than other designs to improve the boat’s longitudinal stability. More volume up front to help with take-off, combined with a V’d bow to help you out when you start hitting the waves.This should all improve control and reduce drag, making the boat easier to handle around the course.

After a winter working on tooling, including a CnC’d plug, new foils from AC section supremo Giorgio Provinciali and some shiny red paint, Aardvark launched the first Rocket in January with production starting in April.

Aardvark Technologies has launched a brand new International Moth, the RocketClick image for a larger image
With its distinctive bow-sprit wand and flashy paint job will be sure to catch the eyes of visitors to the International Moth stand (Stand C34). Mike Cooke, who heads up Aardvark Mike will be on hand both days of the Dinghy Show to answer any questions and talk boats.

With its profiled hiking bars and striking metallic paint job, it certainly looks the part, and he is confident that the boat will perform as well as it looks:

“The launch of the Rocket is really exciting for Aardvark Technologies. We’ve been working on the design and thinking about improvements to the build process for a while now, and its brilliant to see the new boat on the water.

New International Moth, the Rocket, which has the bow-sprit wand, teamed with a mast and centre foil position that is much further forward than other designsClick image for a larger image

“The hull design is a step on from the Ninja, with more buoyancy in the bow. We tested the bow-sprit wand on an adapted Ninja last year, and feedback was good. The boat was first at both the German and Swiss Nationals, so it made absolute sense to take this feature through to the new design.”

The Rocket has a great race pedigree, with its predecessor, the Ninja, winning the UK National Championships twice, as well as the Europeans in 2011. And with top 49er sailor Dylan Fletcher having already placed his order, it seems certain that the Rocket will build on that success.

G New
27 February 2013 18:22 GMT


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